It's been over a month since Chilifest 2012 and the money is finally tallied. Tuesday afternoon Chilifest Directors handed out over $177,000 dollars to local charities.
A few of the charities that received Chilifest money are alcohol awareness organizations like CARE and MADD. They each received $10,000.
Chilifest 2012 saw a slight decrease in Chilifest Teams, however the overall attendance was record breaking with over 55,000 people attending in a two-day window. Chilifest Teams play a big role in the bottom line of revenue, so they are looking at ways to increase Chilifest Teams next year to ensure additional contributions for 2013.
The date has already been set for Chilifest 2013, Friday and Saturday, April 5th and 6th.
Here is the list of other charities who have received funds from Chilifest 2012:
Theatre Guild of the Brazos Valley
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Burleson County Chamber of Commerce
Keep Burleson County Beautiful
Newton County Go Texan
Brazos Valley Children's Museum
Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley
Kiwanis Club of College Station
Voices For Children
St. Jude Research Hospital
Burleson County First Responders
College Station Lions Club
Snook Lions Club
Burleson County Fair Association
Still Creek Ranch
Coach Blair Charities
Boys & Girls Clubs of Brazos Valley
Burleson County Go Texan
In-Kind Contributions and Additional Donations for the remainder of the 2012 Year
In-Kind Contributions and Additional Donations $10,000